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SHEBBEARE, John (1709--1788)
The practice of physic. Founded on principles in physiology and pathology hitherto unapplied in physical enquiries. By John Shebbeare, M.D. ... In two volumes. ...
London: printed for J. Hodges, 1755.
2 vols ; 20.9 cm. (8º)
I: viii, [2], 370 p., [1] pl.
II: [4], 368 p.

Shebbeare, a physician, novelist and virulent political polemicist, is represented by William Hogarth in the third scene of his Election series, 'The Polling', where he can be seen in leg-irons whispering into the ears of an idiot. In the third and later states of the engraving he is identified in the engravings by the booklet in his pocket inscribed 'The 6th / Letter to the / ...', i.e. Shebbeare's anti-Hanoverian pamphlet A sixth letter to the people of England, first published in 1757. See Christina Scull, The Soane Hogarths, 2nd ed., 2007, p. 60. ESTC n12246.

Copy Notes Some pencil annotations.

Binding C19th calf, gilt-ruled borders, gilt triple-ruled spines, maroon morocco spine-labels. Bound by Hood & McCullock for 6s., 2 May 1826. (Archives 6/12/38).

Reference Number 4718


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